Welcome to CWEE

Empowering families to become self-supporting since 1982

The Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), is Colorado’s first 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that assists low-income single families in gaining the skills and education necessary to transition off of public assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, TANF), and gain long-term employment. CWEE’s purpose is to reduce poverty in Colorado by creating self-supporting families.



CWEE's Data Specialist


Meet Mike Trujillo- one of CWEE’s 2015 Luncheon Alumni Award winners and father of three. Read Mike’s Story Here

CWEE’s Database Specialist, Brandon Bruce was selected as the Distinguished Graduate of the 2015 Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado/Chamber Connect Leadership Program.  Congratulations Brandon!

The Colorado Center for Law and Policy in tandem with the University of Washington released Colorado’s 2015 Self-Sufficiency Standard. This measure calculates how much income a family must earn to meet basic needs. Click here to read the full report

Recent News

Karen Stran joined CWEE in August 2015. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Karen is responsible for leading the internal operations of the organization.

Laurie Harvey, CWEE's Executive Director of 28 years, was elevated to assume the CEO/President position at CWEE. Laurie will now be spending more time on external business development and fundraising activities, while continuing to ensure the success of CWEE.

CWEE helping people find jobs in Colorado

KUSA - The Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) works with low-income single parent families to help build confidence, train them for the workforce, and help them find a job.


CWEE's job-readiness programs offers individualized services to provide the assistance and support necessary for job candidates in the Denver Metro area to become self-sufficient.


CWEE's counselors help participants prepare for employment, find employment and maintain employment.

Contact Us

1175 Osage Street

Suite 300

Denver, CO 80204

Phone (303) 892-8444